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Stay away from ford! Specially the ranger raptor!
Purchased a Ranger Raptor one of ford most expensive vehicles, since purchase i have been back for about 4-5 recalls, each time i had no loan car and had to uber home and back. First issue i had with the vehicle was a leaking exhaust manifold in October 2020. When i took it in for warranty they refused to fix it due to "modifications" to the vehicle. All vehicle modifications i had done are all just asthetic modifications such as bullbars ect ect. After dealing with fair trading and ford Australia for months with no loan vehicle it was finally ...returned to my Feb 15 2021! Obce returned something seemed a bit off so had it checked out by a mechanic and now my drive shaft needs replacing. Back to ford i have gone but this time at a different dealership which has been 1000× better and once again ford Australia has refused to fix it and no loan vehicle again. Fords warranty is worth zero, just false promises to make a sale. I have owned the car for a year and 4 months and 4 of those months ive been without a vehicle. STAY AWAY!
Contacted Ford about ordering a Mustang Mach 1 and the salesman told me they are all under contract. Amazingly enough they had all just been contracted this very day, his State Manager had only just called to let him know. So I mentioned to him it would be good of Ford to put that on their website, to which he replied, "yeah, they're never going to do that as they want you to inquire and then expect us to down sell you to one of the cheaper models". Real Estate Agents get in trouble for this sort of thing but a car company? Do what you want. You can make up your own mind from here.
Ford Fiesta wheel nut lock
My son has a flat tyre and is unable to remove the wheel nut as the lock is damaged.
Asked Geelong Ford for assistance to help remove the nut or buy anew lock with the answer
“We don’t make them any more so don’t bring the car here on a tow truck as we can’t do anything.”
What a joke you are Ford!! It’s your car and only 9 years old
Luckily my son had a flat in our local town and not on a highway in the middle of nowhere!!
All this drama for a flat tyre
Now have to get the RACV, a tow to someone who might be able to remove the tire!
Will never trust to buy a Ford car ever again!!
Run! Don’t go anywhere near a Ford dealership
Ford dealers and Ford Australia are ruthless criminals. Don’t expect anything at all from them after they take your money. They sell lemons only. Customer service is non existent. Ford Tuggerah are a prime example. Use any other dealer in the district as have never had an issue with any other but Ford Tuggerah. Would NEVER recommend this business. Even though they are fully aware of major model issues risking buyers safety and class actions in place (FOCUS), they will deny it, argue and offer you no resolution but a 1300 number to Ford A...ustralia which is absolutely pointless. Transmission recall, faulty air con, heater hoses, car and boot full of water and rust, door lock faults, headlights and internal alarm warnings, the list goes on... If you want to avoid a mental breakdown, avoid this lot. Ruthless criminals
Ford Australia absolute joke!!
Have an Everest Titanium with 65k on the clock. The Adblue pump and heater failed (which is a super common problem) Have spent 5 mths with no loan car and no resolution from Ford Australia!
They call me every week and promise it will be fixed ASAP but it just keeps getting handballed.
No way am I paying $2000 every 60.000km to fix an issue that effects most of these models.
The most incompetent team I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
Avoid Ford Products if you can, they will not help you!!!
The boot electricals to Ford Focus could not be repaired for over 11 months; so I gave up and bought a new car.
Unfortunately my 2013 Ford Focus boot ( case number 200334677) has not been working for over 11 months. It iwaa permanently locked. After contacting Essendon Ford some 5 or 6 times to repair it, I was finally told that Ford had made the needed electrical loom obsolete. What? The car was inly 7 years old!
I waa given a case number but bobody bothered to contact me. There was customer service, which failed to provide me with any useful information. The person assigned to my case appeared to be non-existent.
I gave up and after some research,
- Verified customer
Nova Ford Caboolture service
Booked in a week ahead of time for a service and airbag recalls on my 2017 Wildtrak.
These people are abusive incompetent liars.
They had my car for two full days, then to make it about me not them they accused me of swearing at the receptionist, I had 4 witnesses with me and recorded the phone call, I didnt swear or abuse anyone
The service Manager is an idiot that chose to abuse me. (I videoed the whole thing). He threatened to take me to court if I told people what went on. (Good luck with that, so I can counter claim for damages)
Take your vehicle elseware these blokes are incompetent, they'll apologise and then abuse you for their stuff ups
problems with Ford Transit , van out of action for 7.5 weeks , no loan car provided even though problems are under warranty .Ford are saying it because we drive the car too much ... are they suppose to be parked & not used ??? could not find a dealer willing to take it for repairs . they give you case manager who is pathetic & can do nothing & no one take responsibility
Ford Falcon XR50T - MINT
Great car, great manufacturer, it is always the Dealer that leaves a bitter taste, I cannot understand why Ford cannot pull the dealers into line, I know they set sales targets for them to achieve but at our expense of being "ripped off". I had my Ford serviced and was up sold on the injectors cleaned- said yeap, lets do it. Picked up the car and the very next day the high pressure fuel line came apart (right at the connection they undo to pump through the injector cleaner additive) - sprayed fuel at high pressure all over the road outside my h...ouse, had to call the fireies to clean up the mess - best part the kids got to use the fire hose - thanks Mr Dealer for the shoddy workmanship. Ford towed the car to a different dealer who fixed it and when I went back to the original dealer to complain they advised "We know nothing" "Ford have not advised us of your issue". duh, Ford took it to a dealer they trust, as do I from now on - go Cumberland Ford you good thing
Beware of Thompson Ford Parramatta
Bought a car 6 months and within 2 weeks started making rattling noises. They brushed it off and did a temporary fix. The noise started again in a few days and is ongoing. They are very untrustworthy and once they get your money they don't really care. Customer service and care is completely absent. Stay away from them as far as possible. I have now approached Ford Australia customer service, who have suggested another dealer to get the issue fixed. Never again will I buy a Ford .
Transmission module, air-conditioning, and door lock latches have problems. Customer service is not good. I would buy a Japanese made car next time.
Just dont do it
Run, Turn Away, save yourself from the unsafe cars
lies from the dealers and products that fail 6 months after purchase.
Ford Service appear to be uninterested in servicing Ford vehicles
While online, to find my closest Ford dealer in Victoria for service on our Focus, one of those pop-up "assistants" asked me whether I needed help to find a car. I said "No". They asked if I wanted service. I said "Yes". I explained that we had an issue with a warning light coming on in the vehicle itself and wanted it looked at quickly. They took my details (our phone nos, my email) and promised that somebody would ring back. (The "assistant" I spoke with said she did not work in the Service area.) Of course, no call was returned to us. We wa...ited three days, then rang another mechanic close by who indicated the vehicle had gone into "limp" mode, and early attention to the problem was recommended. Thanks, Ford!! I guess you don't want our business.
Ford Australia Head Office - disgusting customer service
Nothing but problems on our Ford Kuga Titanium Diesel since we bought it. So far it has had the transmission replaced and then repaired twice more within a year of the replacement, replacement rear differential, blown intercooler hose, sensor and bearing failures, faulty DPF valve, replacement engine mounts, Sat nav stopped loading and now the instrument cluster needs to be replaced too. Probably more but there's been so may things it's hard to remember them all off hand. The worst part is the car was still under extended warranty when we too...k it in for yet ANOTHER transmission leak repair and while this repair was being completed the warranty expired. So then they claimed the instrument panel suddenly "broke" within days of the warranty ending!! The car was off and the transmission being fixed so how could they possibly know that the instrument cluster issues didn't occur while within the warranty period? We haven't had our car for 3 months. We tried to ask Ford Head Office to meet us halfway with the cost of this latest repair and they have refused to give any financial contribution. How is this normal for a car that's barely 6 years old and cost us $50,000 and been off the road for over 8 months of this time for various repairs. We have also started to get a loud thud sound in the rear when stopping, which Ford have tried to tell us is normal!! NEVER buy a Ford, it's becoming obvious that they are now the most unreliable cars you can buy and when you get screwed by your car it's clear they won't help you.
Just lies and empty promises
Please, stay away from City Ford. I went to buy my new 2020 version Ford Focus and [name removed] gave me the price and treated me really nicely. When I went to compare with another dealers such us Thomson Ford, they told me that if I book with City Ford, I won’t have that car as there wasn’t any 2020 model in Australia and they were lying to me. However, I trusted City Ford because when I came back to them to buy it ignoring Thomson Ford advice, a 2020 model was guaranteed by them and on the date I needed. I made the deposit straightaway askin...g for the VIN number but it wasn’t provided. Following day, after chasing [name removed] (worst and not professional employee ever) up whole day, she recognised that they didn’t have the car and I should choose between a 2019 built car or refund the deposit because they couldn’t keep that price and they didn’t know when car was arriving. Wth? I did my own enquiries with their stock control and the car is real and it is arriving to Australia the day after. Tired of nonsense, I ended up getting my deposit refunded and purchasing the same car they promised me from another dealer. Hopefully my car will arrive to Sydney this week. So, don’t purchase any car from City Ford. Thomson Ford are honest and reliable
Ford juga water leak at less than 100,000
I have had my kuga titanium since new. Always serviced at ford on time. At approx 90.000kms I had a coolant leak. I told the ford service centre and they told me well the car has almost 100.000 so what do I expect. This stuff happens. I contacted ford and they said the car is out of warranty so bad luck. I was quoted $700 by ford to fix it as it is a leak from the the thermostat housing. What a joke and bad service. So much for bringing the car to ford for service. Major disappointment. This model also had a recall for overheating which was done on my car. I believe this may be the cause but ford has washed it's hands on the issue.
Unbelievably bad customer service
Bought a new Mustang just over 12 months ago. Dealing with Ford has been a complete debacle from day one. Incompetence, or they just don't care? I'm not sure which, but calls to Ford Australia for clarifications or complaint are of no use as the customer service reps don't seem to be able to answer any questions, and the promised call backs don't happen. I would never buy another Ford, and would definitely not recommend them to anyone.
Ford Australia knowingly sold me an UNSAFE CAR to make money. Disgusting!
All I can say is that I bought a Ford Fiesta Trend 2015 for $15K in the early 2017 and it had the DPS6 PowerShift transmission issue from Day 1! I am incredibly disappointed and outraged that Ford sold me this car in April 2017 fully knowing about this safety issue. Putting people's lives at risk to earn money is disgusting. Ford US and Ford Australia should be DEEPLY ASHAMED for selling faulty cars that have major safety issues - fords that were fitted with DPS6 transmissions are faulty and unsafe cars! As someone who supported and loved Ford ...cars for over 20 years, I am disgusted that the Ford Fiesta Trend 2015 was (and still is) an incredibly unsafe car that SHAKES, JERKS AND SHUDDERS while driving, and it's especially noticeable when you press down on the accelerator, and on highways with speeds over 80km/h. The very thought that Ford was aware of the safety issue and sold me an unsafe car anyway makes me feel sick and disgusted with them. People that have sold these cars should be put in jail, and the company should be heavily fined with all the cars recalled immediately - and full compensation for people affected provided PLUS compensation for the stress we endured as a result of driving this car, including all of the stress we are suffering due to current trial in Australia. Shame on you FORD! Do not buy their cars - they prioritize money over people's lives!
140k ranger gearbox failure due to Chinese bearings $6130 to repair
This has been just 1 of the ranger failures
Ford tuff I think not
Dash falling apart
Sat nav not fixed
Titan Ford Melville, WA *****Avoid*****
I booked my Ford Ranger in for a recall and for them to look at a noise from the engine. They charged me $160 for a diagnosis. When I collected the car they were unable to tell me what was causing the noise. They said they would ask Ford what the issue was and I heard nothing. I asked for my $160 back but no refund. I even sent an email to the principal and have heard nothing. They say Sh%t flows downhill, well in this case the lack of service starts at the top and continues at every opportunity.
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Does anyone else own a 2009
Ford Fiesta that has needed numerous new alternators. No reasons given from Ford, just a cost of $860 every 2 years. Think I’ll sell, no more Fords for me!!
I signed a deal with a ford car yard. I wont name and shame just yet. Took it (kugar) for a test drive drove well and negotiated a deal i think was good for myself. Vehicle was in stock have not heard anything from the salesman coming up to 7 days. Apart from the contact initiated 2 days ago asking when i could collect my new. No real answers given other than ford had to release it. How long should i have to wait is my question and am i being unreasonable to think more contact should have been made?
They have asked my wife to pickup 5:30 pm ... it was dark in AUG 2016. She couldn't check properly. When I saw the car i have notice rings have damaged badly and it was issue with front tier and also break issue (making noise) and wheel alignment require.
We took some photos and send them by email a day after.
When they have checked in workshop their mechanic told me who give this car road worthy? when i said your company they kept quiet and that mechanic never came back to us.
After 6 month still we have issue with break and it is the disk issue, also rings and tires never replaced same issue, they just did wheel alignment.
I love ford territory this is my second territory but I told every one and I recommend everybody "Never ever buy from BAYFORD IN EPPING. They are NOT trustworthy and NOT honest".
Ok. Has anyone paid for a quote on a vehicle? This would be the first. mmmmmm after reading these reviews. I feel my dad was been scammed.
Hi, You never pay for a quote on any repair on any car. You should promptly go back for a refund and report this person to fair trading. No work was undertaken so this is a con.
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